-We finished our last 3 tournaments in the top 5, including a 4th place finish at Depaul.
-Individually we have 5 players with a winning record (McCarty 138-17-2, Homb 249-123-18, Charboneau 245-127-18, White 189-182-19 and Cox 164-129-20).
-We battled back from a couple of tough tournaments early to post a 28-11 record our last 3 events.
-Colin McCarty won the F&M Bank Austin Peay Intercollegiate with a 69-70-68, which is the 4th best 54 hole total in school history.
-Colin McCarty's 71.5 stroke average has landed him 24th in Division 1 scoring average and is currently ranked 173rd in the country according to golfstat.com
-Freshman Dalton Charboneau tied for 7th at the D.A Weibring Invitational in just his second collegiate event where he bested Thomas Pieters, the defending NCAA Champion from Illinois.
-This fall we have already had 16 rounds at par or better by 5 different players.
-We had 10 individual finishes inside the top 20 with Charboneau and Homb leading the way with 3 each. McCarty has 2, and White and Cox have 1 each.
-We finished the fall season shooting 7 consecutive rounds at 298 or better
-Colin McCarty and Dalton Charboneau both earned OVC Player of the Week Awards this fall
I have some high hopes for this team this spring as we prepare for our first OVC Championship in April. We are deeper than we have ever been, and the competition in qualifiers has been great. Our first tournament in the spring is the Snowman Getaway hosted by Washington State. Also in the field will be Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas State, UNC-Greensboro, and others. It will be one of the toughest tests we will face all year, but with a good off season, I know we can compete at a high level at the Snowman Getaway and throughout the spring.
Here is a look at our spring schedule:
Washington State Snowman Getaway February 25-26, 2013
SE Louisiana Carter Plantation Intercollegiate March 18-19, 2013
Arkansas State Red Wolves Intercollegiate April 1-2, 2013
Indiana Hoosier Invitational April 6-7, 2013
Tennessee State Big Blue Invitational April 15-16, 2013OVC OVC Conference Championship April 25-27, 2013
I will try to update this blog more this spring, but please follow us on Twitter where I do updates during and after our rounds. My Twitter handle is @SIUEMensGolf.
I also want to thank everyone who participated in the Pledge for Birdie campaign! It was by far the best response we have ever had with donations adding up to $27.25 per birdie! I have sent out the invoices and very much appreciate everyone's donation. I also want to thank all the support we have had this fall. It is always great to see parents, grandparents, friends, etc. come out to our events. I hope to see some of you this spring as well.
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